TRADITIONAL BUILDINGS IN A LUSH LANDSCAPE
SUN, BEAUTIFUL COLOURS AND ABUNDANT GREEN
Studio “Zografies” is located at Manitochori, a small settlement only 500 metres from Chora, the capital of Kythira.
By placing particular importance on the unique characteristics of the area, we have created a complex which blends into the surroundings, combining the lush natural landscape with modern conveniences and services.
The apartments are situated in a magnificent olive grove in what is considered one of the greenest areas of the island.
IMPORTANCE TO DETAIL
STRUCTURES WITH A DIFFERENCE
The apartments at
“Zografies” stand out for their esthetics as
well as for their carefully constructed and
decorated interior and exterior spaces.
From the swimming pool and breakfast room to the apartments, we have created areas that offer the visitor opportunities for rest and relaxation.
IN THE COLOURS OF OCHRE AND CRIMSON
COMFORTABLE AND BRIGHT
With meticulously-designed architectural features and earth-tone colours, we have created a pleasant and friendly environment which offers rest and relaxation.
Double Rooms: Rooms with two single beds or one double bed with independent balconies.
Triple Rooms: Rooms with two single beds and a double bed plus an extra built-in bed.
Studios: Consist of two adjoining double rooms, suitable for families or a group of friends.
OUR ROOMS OFFER
-Built-in bed (triple rooms)
COMFORTABLE AND FRIENDLY FACILITIES THAT MAKE YOUR STAY RESTFUL
BRIGHT AREAS IN A TRADITIONAL STYLE
Swimming pool and pool bar: The refreshing pool area which is surrounded by lush greenery is ideal for swimming, relaxation, fun activities and reading.
Breakfast room: In warm colours and traditionally furnished, it is the perfect place for your first meal of the day.
Gardens: The large green multi-levelled gardens surrounding our complex offer an ideal opportunity for long walks.
Parking Area: The complex provides convenient free parking space.
ATTRACTIONS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HOLIDAYS UNFORGETTABLE
Chora and its harbour
Chora: (also called Kythira): It is the capital as well as the administrative centre of the island and is characterized by its old stately homes and its quaint narrow streets. The view from the site “Belvedere” is quite stunning. The Venetian Castle towers over the capital during the day and also illuminates the area with its impressive lights at night. The island’s Archaeological Museum and Public Services are situated at Chora.
Kapsali: Unique and cosmopolitan, it lies in the “embrace” of twin bays and the Venetian castle. It is a go-to destination for a fun day at the beach as well as a lively night out. See more here.
The lush village
One of the loveliest villages on Kythira.
“Neraida” with its waterfall, green ravine and old watermills and “Kamari” with its spring and the magnificent cave of Agia Sofia are just a few of the attractions to visit at Mylopotamos.
The Venetian castle, with the emblem of a lion above its imposing gate, dating back to the Saint Marko dynasty can be found in “Kato Chora” one of the island’s most significant traditional settlements.
PALAIOPOLI – AVLAIMONAS
The ancient “Scandeia” of Kythira
Coastal area in the east of the island. It is believed that part of the epic Scandeia sank to the sea bottom in the aftermath of earthquakes. Some of the most significant archaeological finds of Kythira have been discovered here.
One of the most beautiful coastal villages, Avlaimonas, can be found in the vicinity of Palaiopoli. The quaint harbour, the stately home “Kavalini” with its sundial on the lintel of the doorway and the small, 16th century Venetian fortress, Kastelo, are all local attractions worth visiting.
The first capital of Kythira
The ancient ruins of the Byzantine capital of the island, Agios Dimitrios, are situated in the north-east. The prosperous and densely-populated city was completely destroyed by the pirate Chairentin Barbarossa who slaughtered almost all of its residents. Those who managed to escape death, left the area and the city has been uninhabited ever since.
Despite being exposed to the relentless blows of the passage of time as well as the elements of weather, the ruins of the castle rampart and several churches still remain. The church, Agia Barbara, located just outside the city and the Kyra of Forou, (Forum=agora) at the entrance to the castle are unique attractions. Just as unique and impressive is the view of the numerous ravines found in the surrounding area.
The Sacred Pilgrimage of the Virgin Mary with the black face
The site of The Sacred Pilgrimage of Myrtidiotissa constitutes the holiest place for all Kythirians throughout the world as it is the site where the Holy and Miraculous Icon of the Virgin Mary was found and is kept to this day. The Icon was given its name due to the abundance of myrtle in the region.
The Icon of Myrtidiotissa is the most significant holy relic on the island and is greatly honoured and revered by the residents.
The present-day monastery which houses the Icon is situated above the old church. The door to the old church is quite imposing due to its size as it was constructed to safeguard the Icon of the Virgin Mary from pirate raids.
The view of the Islands of the Virgin Mary is breathtaking from ‘Stavros”, a site that you will encounter on your way to the monastery.
Another remarkable attraction is “Trypia Petra”, a small passageway through a rock which takes visitors to the monastery.
THE KATOUNIO BRIDGE
The stone jewel of Kythira
This wonderful English bridge is situated in the village of Livadi (Katounio settlement) and is the largest stone bridge to have ever been built in Greece. It is 110 metres long, 15 metres high and 6 metres wide. One of its distinctive features is that it is supported by 13 arches in perfect symmetry with 12 small openings. The construction of the bridge was completed in 1826.
In the same area, you can also visit the English school of “Milapideas”, a well-preserved structure with gothic arches as well as the Church of Agios Andreas, the oldest remaining Byzantine church on Kythira.
Finally, the old post-byzantine church of Analipsi at Kato Livadi houses a museum collection of “Byzantine Antiquities”